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Department of Philosophy & Social Studies
University of Crete
Campus of Rethymnon
74100 Rethymno

Phone number: ++30 2831077211/15/16
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Stavroula F. Tsinorema is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies of University of Crete, Head of the Division of Philosophy and Director of the Joint Graduate Programme “Philosophy: Science, Values and Society” of the above Department. She has been Director of the Interdepartmental Graduate Programme “Bioethics” since its establishment in 2003. She has acted twice as Head of the above Department (2000-02, 2002-04). She obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy, University of Athens (1979), then her M.A. in Moral and Social Philosophy from the University of Exeter (1980) and her Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy from the same University (1983). During her doctoral studies, she held an award from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, UK (1980- 1981) and an Exeter University Postgraduate Scholarship (1981- 1983). While a Visiting Fellow in the Center for the History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh, she was a holder of A.K. Mellon Foundation Fellowship (1990). She has served on a number of international conference organizing and programme committees, most recently, on the International Scientific Committee of the 9th World Congress of Bioethics (Rijeka, Croatia, September 3rd-8th, 2008) and as chair and paper referee at the XXII World Congress of Philosophy (Seoul, Korea, July 30th- August 5th 2008).

She has more than sixty publications in moral and social philosophy, bioethics, epistemology, philosophy of language and mind. Her publications also include comparative studies in analytic and continental philosophy. She is co-editor of Philosophy and the Many Faces of Science, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc., New York and London, 1998. Her research interests include the epistemology of value-concepts, normativity and rule-following, theories of rationality, ethics of research, theoretical and epistemological issues in bioethics. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the academic journals, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Routledge), Deucalion: Biannual Journal for Philosophical Research and Critique, Axiologica: Biannual Journal for Social and Philosophical Theory and Critique, and Editor-in-Chief of the e-journal Review of Bioethics. She has acted as member of the National Council for Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Development (2008-2009). She is currently Deputy Head of the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, member of the Research Committee of the University of Crete (2007- ) and member of the National Committee for Deontology of the National Organisation for Medicines, Ministry of Health (2010- ).